Posts tagged self help
Breaking down your brain waves Part III

Theta brain wave state is associated with even more of a relaxed state, such as when we are falling asleep, and interestingly during early childhood. Theta brain waves operate at an even slower frequency and higher amplitude than alpha. This brain wave state is when the subconscious mind is very open, almost like a sponge, taking in whatever it encounters, and downloading the information without any judgement or use of logic. Subconscious mind doesn’t question the information it’s presented with, it simply downloads it like a program regardless of how illogical it is.

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Is resistance preventing you from enjoying the present?

For those of you who don’t know, I practice a type of yoga called ashtanga yoga. It’s a set series of postures in a specific order, so that every time you practice, you work on the same postures. It’s a very rigorous, challenging practice, and there’s always something to work on. The thing I love about practicing a set series is that, because the postures stay the same, I’m able to notice the changes in myself from day-to-day. Sometimes it’s a physical change in relation to energy levels or tightness of muscles, but more often than not, it’s a mental change. Some days my mind is relaxed, and it allows me to go through my practice with very little resistance, but other times my mind fights the process, refusing to focus on what I’m engaged in, or bringing worries into the room.

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